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The Future of Healthcare Innovation: Next IT @ SXSW 2014

Posted by Jen Snell on Aug 28, 2013 12:21:50 PM


Next IT is very proud to announce that we have not one, but TWO panels up for consideration for next year’s SXSW Interactive festival. This annual event in Austin, TX, is one of the biggest and most high-profile gatherings of tech innovators in the world, and we couldn’t be more excited about the chance to participate.

In deciding which topics to discuss with our fellow techies at SXSW, we kept coming back to what we feel is the single, most important tech topic in 2014 -- healthcare innovation.

At a conference most famous for launching social media platforms like Twitter and Foursquare, we felt it was time to bring attention to an area where innovation is needed the most right now. So we brought together some of the leading minds in health and technology to talk about what we can all expect to see in healthcare in the next 5, 10 and 20 years.

But here’s the catch -- we need your help making these panels a reality. In order for our panels to be selected, we need anyone and everyone who cares about the evolution of healthcare delivery to vote for us in the SXSW PanelPicker.

Check out both of our panels and the amazing guest panelists that will be joining us here:

The Avatar Will See You Now: Inside Virtual Health

Our first panel will feature discussions about personal healthcare technology and remote health assistants that were once considered limited to the realm of TV’s The Jetsons. Next IT CEO Fred Brown will be joined on the panel by Northeastern University’s Dr. Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., a leader in the science of relational agents, and Dror Oren, Executive Director of SRI Ventures, the organization that developed Apple’s Siri virtual assistant technology.

This panel promises to be a fascinating window into the future of virtualized healthcare, and we’re humbled to be joined by some of the leading minds in the field.

A Roundtable with Healthcare's Biggest Innovators

Our next panel focuses on the people and organizations leading the charge in healthcare innovation. With healthcare costs predicted to rise steadily over the next decade, we want to highlight those who are finding ways to lower costs and improve outcomes with the help of innovative, new technologies.

On the panel with Next IT’s VP of Healthcare Markets Victor Morrison will be Dr. Joseph Kvedar from Partners Healthcare, Dr. Andrew Litt from Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, and Patrick Frankham from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. All of these guest panelists have made fearless contributions to improving the standard healthcare in the U.S. and around the globe.

To vote, all you have to do is register for a SXSW PanelPicker account and click on the “thumbs up”!

And remember, anyone can sign-up to vote, so feel free to
tweet and share these panels around with your network if you want to see them at SXSW next year!



Your friendly Next IT team

Topics: Healthcare Technology, Events, Intelligent Virtual Assistants, Next IT